A Rare Chinese Blue And White 'Flower And Wave' Censer And Cover, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Period (1425-1435)

ITEM CODE: M302608

Of globe form, raised on a spreading foot, the cover surmounted with a garlic-head finial, pierced with four trefoil vents, mirrored by six further larger vents at the shoulder above a broad band of complex foliate piercing, decorated with flower sprays and bands of flowers and foliage between ruyi-head borders in typical 'heaped and piled' cobalt, the base with flowers and scrolling foliage above a lappet border, the foot decorated with further two flower and leaf bands. Six character mark on the bottom of the cap.

Height 39 cm.

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